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Lakers president Magic Johnson admonished coach Luke Walton for slow start

Lakers president Magic Johnson admonished coach Luke Walton for slow start

Asked if he believed he retained support of management, Walton replied: "I feel like I have a great relationship with management". He then took a job with the Milwaukee Bucks and was with the team for roughly three and a half seasons, posting a 139-152 record over that stretch.

Details of the meeting, first reported by ESPN on Friday morning, were revealing but far from surprising.

LeBron James says he is tuning it all out.

"It actually never even gets to me really, so it's not a big deal for us", James continued. We've played some good teams and we've had a chance to win a lot of those games, unfortunately we haven't.

"We plan on winning those in the future, and we're going to keep working and getting better and we're going to be just fine".

The Los Angeles Lakers were extremely active throughout the offseason, but that hasn't translated to success on the court. After that, the Lakers return home to face the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.




Johnson repeatedly said during the summer that patience was required with so many new pieces, especially if there was a slow start.

But that doesn't change the fact that Magic appears unhappy with the Lakers 3-5 start ahead of a tough back-to-back this weekend.

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"We have been saying since the beginning that we need to be patient", Walton said. "This is something we do all the time".

"The game is a game of runs so you have to leave those two main people in there and rotate the other guys. We've got to figure groups out", Walton said.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the meeting elevated the awareness within the coaching staff that the pressure is on to make the Lakers competitive in the near future. So if I'm talking, I'm going to explain myself no matter what the situation is.